Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Pregnancy: Week 10

I never knew that as a preggo I would be so self conscious.  For instance, some people are quite surprised to hear that I'm only 10 weeks along.  The response that I get is, "I didn't start showing until [enter big number here] weeks."  Well, missy, I am here to tell you that I am already showing and started showing almost immediately.  Here's my rebuttal:

First, I am still taking progesterone injections every.single.day.  Oh yea, by the way, I've been taking injections since August 27th.  Long story short: progesterone, especially at the large doses that I'm getting, slows everything down, including my digestion thus making me bloated like nobodies business.

Second, my entire life, I've always carried my weight from my stomach downward.  That's just how my body retains fat and fluids.

I'm not unhappy about those comments that I get about 'showing so early', but rather, I just wanted to clear the air.  My bet is that every pregnancy is different.  Therefore, everyone will start showing at different times.  Personally, I am so gosh darn thankful that I'm showing early.  That way I can let the whole world know that God made a miracle inside my belly.  #JustSayin
Baby Size: About 1.5 inches long, the size of a prune.  Baby Skinner is also apparently forming its limbs already, and the arms are roughly the size of this '1' on my keyboard.  That's just presh, now ain't it???

Maternity Clothes: I'm a major fan of maternity clothes.  Especially because they make me feel even more like a mom.  Sometimes, because baby is so small, it's hard to believe that he or she is really inside there!

Movement? At our ultrasound last week (11-6-14), something amazing happened: baby was moving its arms and legs around.  I could not believe my eyes.  Of course it's still too early to feel anything, but it was such an amazing sight.

Food cravings/aversions? Nothing major still... but the other day I thought I was gonna die if I didn't get some sour patch kids stat.

Nausea, vomiting, or sickness? Nothing at all.  Praise you, God! I am thinking this pregnancy is gonna be stinking awesome. 

What I miss: Still can't think of missing anything.  In fact, I can't imagine that I'll ever have anything useful to put here.  Consider this question exiled in the future.

Symptoms? Just sleepiness.  I cannot even begin to explain how tired I've been lately.  Prior to pregnancy, I always enjoyed my sleep as it was.  Now, it's just amplified like whoa.

Best moment this week? Having more and more people congratulate me on being pregnant.  If everyone would give me the chance, I would tell them my whole story about how God worked in us, and how we utilized IVF.  But I know some peeps don't really care, so I just smile and express my thanks.

Workouts:  My doc said I can take walks, but for now, that's it.

Gender: I've always thought that I'd for sure be a girl mom, since I'm such a girly girl, but my gut is telling me that it's a boy.  Although I'm anxious, I really don't mind the sex - I just want a healthy babe. 

Sleep? Sleep has been okay, but per usual with myself, I have to use the restroom a lot in the middle of the night.

Daddy-isms: Ross keeps saying, "how is [enter our favorite baby boy name here] doing?"  He's excited to say the least.  He's clearly pulling for a boy.

What I'm looking forward to? December 1st is when I'll get to see my sweet babe again.  I am just so excited and cannot wait to see baby Skinner's growth!

Prayer: Dear Lord, I am so thankful for my baby and this miracle that you've bestowed on me. This week, I am praying that he or she continues to grow healthy and big.  I pray that my baby will know you, even inside my womb.  Thank you, thank you, thank you for your mercy and love for me.  Amen.


  1. You and your baby bump are so cute! Be proud to show off that precious miracle growing in your belly :) Your baby is lucky to have you and Ross as parents!

  2. Yay!!! I love that you are showing God's miracle inside you. Its so fun and makes you feel pregnant. For me sometimes I forget because I just look bloated.

  3. Rock that bump, lady! You look amazing...and as always in life, you have to take what others say with a grain of salt! :) www.jaxandmarbles.blogspot.com

  4. I second Jordon's questions! And you look awesome! Why do people feel the need to always make things a comparison competition anyway?!

  5. Gosh girl, you are looking gorgeous and glowing for sure :)

  6. I started showing immediately too and everyone felt it was ok to let me know that I was HUGE for how far along I was. Then I politely tell them everything you listed above :) Then they shut up. Haha :)

  7. Sweet BABY! I just love your pregnancy glow, momma. Seriously adorable! Continued prayers for a healthy, growing babe!

  8. You look great Allison!! I had people tell me that same thing when I started showing. I was like, "Ok... And?" LOL! Be prepared though, people literally have no filter or shame when it comes to saying what is on their mind toward a pregnant woman - it baffles me. So exciting that you got to see the baby moving!!!

  9. You look amazing! People always have opinions, and unfortunately most of them are not helpful!! I feel like I'll be that person who WANTS to be showing immediately bc like you said- you wanna show off that blessing in your belly to the world!!! :)

  10. This is so exciting! You look so beautiful, Allison! And yeah, praise the Lord that you're not sick or nauseated. That's awesome :)

  11. I am just so happy for you both! You look amazing and I love the sneaks you keep posting from your shoot. That sweet little muffin inside of you is one lucky little boy/girl. :)

  12. Girl, every pregnancy is different and every person is different. Yes some may think you are showing early, but they also probably didn't think about what your still taking and so forth! You look super cute! Momma for sure ;) I am rooting for GIRL especially with that sour patch kid craving. I craved those big time with both Kyleigh and Aubrey! :)) love you!